Skirting The Spring Issue

Do you remember my obsession with dresses last year?  This year I’m preoccupied with skirts.  Midis and maxis to be precise.


The weather, for sure, has a big part to play in this current fixation, but who isn’t fed up of wearing jeans and trousers?  And there is no way my lily white legs are ready to be seen.


So covering my legs, while releasing them from the strain of heavy denim is, until further notice from the weatherman, the order of the day.


Loose, flowing, stylish midis and maxis offer a middle ground and one that I’m happy to explore.  The new season midi skirts that I’ve found really add to my wardrobe and because skirts are an easy wear separate all I’ve got to do is rummage through the wardrobe and add what I’ve already got to pull together a completely new outfit for the spring.


It started with a pink midi that I spotted in Red Magazine.  From it wasn’t available when the mag came out, but it stayed on my mind and every now and then I would look to see if it had gone on sale.


Meanwhile, I spotted a polka dot black and white skirt on Instagram from Zara and fell in love.

Fastened at the side, with pleats and button detail, this skirt slightly opens at the bottom and I instantly felt that slingbacks and a simple top would work.  If you’re interested, here’s a link and it’s £25.99.


Or, for a bit more punch, you could add colour and a slogan jumper or t.shirt.


Either way, the skirt hangs nicely and I think you would feel just as nice wearing this to the office as you would for brunch with a friend.


Meanwhile, the pink skirt came online as did another skirt that caught my eye…

It’s almost identical to the one from Zara, except on me this midi is almost a maxi (short arse), but again I love the pleated skirt with yoke design, which doesn’t make my waist look bigger than it needs to be.  I have a thick waist so pleated skirts can ‘help me’ lose shape all-together, as the gathers shoot out from the waistline.  A yoke smooths down the wrinkles!!

This last option is from Stradivarius via and is my husband’s favourite, which is kind of strange, because as soon as I got it out of the packaging I didn’t think it was a colour that would suit me, and I still don’t think it does.  Who’s right, who’s wrong, we won’t argue over it!


I’ve added links to both these skirts in the reel below and I also wanted to share other midis and maxis that I’ve found, just in case you fancy breaking free.




Blue skies are coming (hopefully).


Have a great weekend.


Gail xx



  1. April 7, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    I’m so in love with that first skirt! Fantastic!

    • gailpainter
      April 8, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      I wore it out on Friday and loved it x

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